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Hsv In Children
Not likely: HSV 2 can be in the genital area or in the mouth area. Most often it is in the genital area. If yours is genital then it is not likely that your children would get it. It is most often transmitted during sexual contact. You should be careful though during an outbreak not to touch the blisters and then touch your children. Hope this helps and thanks for using Healthtap. ...Read more
No: Hsv - hepes simplex virus comes in 2 basic forms type 1 (generally oral) and type 2 (generally genital). Both are viruses that live in the nerve ganglion & once infected it remains with you all your life. Many can have hsv1 and never have any real problems except an occasional cold sore, hsv2 tends to be more troublesome but both can be controlled with medication from your md or dentist. ...Read more
Antibodies: It indicates that you have antibodies to HSV. There are two types of HSV...type 1 and type 2. The common antibodies are IgG (long term) and IgM (short term). I usually recommend testing for IgG and IgM and reflex to type specific (type 1 and/or type 2) to allow better interpretation of your results. ...Read more
HSV: Hello ~ I NEVER do this Ab test, unless I am looking for cerebral herpes. The test works everyone up for nothing and is of no great medical importance. THAT means that you have a positive, low titre, of herpes IgG (immunoglobG shows PREVIOUS infection), indicative of OLD infection with herpes Type II (genital herpes) (and 80%-90% College kids do as well) thanks! ...Read more
Love him: No one is perfect. So this guy has hsv. There are now anti-virals that can keep viral loads down and decrease transmission rates. Both of you talk to an infectious disease specialist together about ways to decrease your risks. But if you love this man, then love conquers all, and you can work with this. It is not a death sentence and can be dealt with if both of you are motivated to do so. ...Read more
HSV TYPE 1 AND 2: A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not be expressed for years. ...Read more
Need help understanding my HSV results. HSV 1GG, Type Specific AB Result : 17.10 HSV 2GG, Type Specific AB Result : >23.00 What does this mean?
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to know the normal or reference range from the lab that did the tests. However, it appears that you have been infected with both types of HSV.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Several choices: The blisters from hsvii can be very painful. There are both oral medications as well as medications available to place on the lesions to ease the pain but nearly all require a prescription. ...Read more
Can be, usually not: HSV1 primarily causes oral herpes, almost always acquired nonsexually, often in childhood. Most are asymptomatic, with no actual outbreaks of cold sores etc. However, oral sex by someone with oral HSV1 can transmit it to a partner's genitals. In that context, it's an STD. But the large majority of infections are not sexually acquired. ...Read more
Genital herpes: Hsv-2 usually causes genital herpes, which means different things to different people. 50 million americans have genital herpes. It's common. Most people never have symptoms, but those who do can be managed w/ effective medications. If your partner doesn't have it, meds and condoms can reduce the risk of spread. You or your partner can be tested through sexualhealth. Com or your physician's office. ...Read more
Needs to be treated: All we can suggest is if you are sure you had unprotected sex with a partner who had active lesions of genital herpes.Then you should consult your family physician as you may need anti viral antibiotics. And if you already have rash suggestive of genital herpes, you also need a consult with your doctor for treatment. If you are not sure then you may just need to be observed. Use condom to prevent ...Read more
Herpes and living:
You live. You date. You get married. If you partner with someone not infected then you may go onto medications to lower your contagiousness.
25% of americans have hsv 2.
You wait and watch for herpes vaccines. You live as best as you can. Herpes should in no way limit anything you want to do. ...Read more
Oral type, common: Your test sample showed evidence of Herpes type 1 in your system. It's very common. Usually, symptoms are oral - canker sores, fever blisters on lips or in mouth but it can appear less often in other places. Powerful prescription medications can end an outbreak fairly quickly, and there are milder OTCs (less side effects). It's very contagious during outbreak. Don't share utensils or kiss during. ...Read more
HSV Types: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be type-1 (above the wist) or type -2 (below the waist). The former presents as coldsores or mouth ulcerations. The latter as genital herpes or sores - penile or vulvar. These are passed from person to person and are permanent, but can be treated if active or suppressed - so as not to pass them on to a partner. Treatment is with forms of acyclovir. ...Read more
Genital herpes: You may experience painful ulcers in the affected area, usually genitals; and can pass on the infection to sexual partners even when there are no open lesions/sores. ...Read more
Microbiological test: An hsv culture is a microbiology test to determine the presence of live virus in a sample - such as a swab from a herpes skin lesion. The test involves growing the herpes simplex virus in a petri dish that has susceptible cells growing in it. If the virus grows in those living cells, then characteristic changes in the culture plate occur and the virus is detected. ...Read more
Condom &. ..: I feel kind of kinky telling you how to be intimate with your lady, but you know best what she likes! . Avoid open lesions with your mucous membranes (no oral sex if open sores are present), but there are plenty of other places on her body and yours to pleasure each other. Wear a condom. Both of you should talk with docs about preventative medications as well. Enjoy! ...Read more